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Stories from travels in

June 2014

Taken for a ride

TripAdvisor has just published its list of the ten most expensive tourist cities in the world. I was surprised to see that Geneva didn’t rate.

The lengths people go to

It’s not that I’m afraid of heights. I’m not. But I like to have something solid under my feet when there is so much distance

Forgive? Forget?

Sometimes when we least expect it, the universe conspires to remind us of stuff that should never be forgotten. I can see the merits of

The signs are there

A day off for me is one on which I don’t have to make any decisions. Tell me where to go, what to do, when

LOOs bar in Vienna

Cocktails in Vienna

I used to collect stamps. Then I moved on to frogs. Now I collect experiences. And chief amongst them is my quest for the perfect

Meat on Mester

I’d heard rumours that there was a … not a butchers in the Irish definition of the word and not a meat market in the

Shopping for a new perspective

It doesn’t cost anything to be nice to people. Smiles are cheap. Manners are the same price. Yes, we all have our bad days when

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